Why Texas is Experiencing a Massive Demographic Shift

Texas is leading the way in a massive demographic shift. State Demographer Lloyd Potter talks about Texas becoming majority Hispanic in a near future.

By Filipa RodriguesMarch 5, 2015 12:25 pm| ,

According to new data from a progressive think tank – the Center for American Progress  – Texas is leading the way, along with just a couple of other states, in a massive demographic shift. And Texas is changing more rapidly than most.

Texas State Demographer Lloyd Potter says “we’re going to continue to grow. We’re going to became more and more Hispanic.”

Potter says this growth is a big challenge. And if Texas “fails to increase the percentage of population with a high school degree or college degree it will lead the state into high unemployment rates. But the progress so far has been really positive,” Potter says.